Jan. 1, 2018 — Print scores again as Georgia players celebrate their victory over the Oklahoma during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. HYOSUB SHIN/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had these babies ready to go at the end of the Monday’s semifinal College Football Playoff. Of course they had to cart them across country. Of course they had to keep them super top secret and of course they would have been destroyed in total secrecy had the Bulldogs not won.
Again…. no one is holding up a tablet displaying a web page!
A new way to monetize obits?
This just in from USA Today (Dec. 12):
A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.
And it goes on from there. Read and remember. You likely won’t read a harder-hitting newspaper editorial. At least for a couple of months
Facebook friend of mine posted this on Facebook last week when we had some rare, heavy snowfall here in the ATL. The old-school newsroom multi-tool — the Pica Pole.
She recorded 30 picas. At my house it was closer to 50 picas.
Interesting article here. Get a load of this statistic:
more than 95% of all newspapers sold are home deliveries
Holy smokes!! And that number is climbing!~!!
But, as with all newspapers, those stats are thanks to the older generation. The youngsters are following a similar world-wide pattern of going digital first and not so much with the printed edition.
Read The Guardian’s story.
The Daily’s Collegian front page announcing the change.
After 130 years, The Daily Collegian student newspaper at Penn State will cease daily publication and print only on Mondays and Thursdays.
It’s been decades since I was a college student toiling away on a student newspaper, but I’m surprised that the staff held out this long, but they explain why:
This transition is one we have tried to avoid, not out of resistance to try something new, but out of our own selfish desires to uphold the tradition the Collegian has been building for 130 years.
Seems like college students should be more interested in innovation rather than tradition, but it’s not impossible to do both.
Read their story here.